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Travel from Xinjiang prohibited

Due to a Covid outbreak, residents of Xinjiang are not allowed to leave the province indefinitely, according to media reports. A total of 38 asymptomatic cases were detected on Tuesday, the report said. The region in western China is home to 22 million people, many of whom belong to minorities such as the Uyghurs. The travel restrictions in Xinjiang follow a weeks-long strict lockdown and in some parts of Xinjiang, this led to massive problems with food supplies, among other things.

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